Economic Development Framework

The City of Tulsa is moving forward with recommendations from an 8-month study, which calls for the creation of a consolidated, independent economic development Authority. 

The new entity, which will streamline and strengthen the City’s economic development efforts, will merge the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MOED), Tulsa Industrial Authority (TIA), Tulsa Parking Authority (TPA), and Economic Development Commission (EDC) into a single, enhanced Trust Authority; the entity will also provide staffing for the Tulsa Development Authority, and an expanded Board will allow TDA Trustees to serve coterminous on the new Authority.

The City of Tulsa owes a debt of gratitude to the Chairs and members of the Authorities, Boards, and Commissions who played a key role in this project. The boldness of its recommendations would not be possible without their vision and willingness to set out an ambitious set of recommendations that will allow the City to excel in its economic development efforts.

Tulsa Industrial Authority

The Tulsa Industrial Authority meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in City Hall, 175 E. 2nd Street in the 10th Floor – North Conference Room.

Current Trustees: 
Katie Plohocky (Chair) – Founder and President, HCSI
Larry Rooney – President, Manhattan Construction Group
Craig Abrahamson – Attorney, Abrahamson Law
William Tisdale, Sr. – Senior Consultant, Twenty20 Consulting Inc.
Cassia Carr – Attorney, The Williams Companies
Joan Parkhurst – Vice President, Parkhurst Investments
Elian Hurtado – Director of Client Services, Habitat for Humanity
Kian Kamas (Mayor’s Designee) – Chief of Economic Development, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

Tulsa Development Authority | TDA Website

The Tulsa Development Authority meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in City Hall, 175 E. 2nd Street in the 10th Floor – North Conference Room.

Current Trustees:
Steve Mitchell (Chair) – CEO, Argonaut Private Equity
Ashley Harris Philippsen (Vice Chair) – Senior Director of Engagement and Advocacy, Impact Tulsa
Carl Bracy – Division Manager, State Farm Insurance
Thomas Boxley – Director of School Operations, KIPP Tulsa
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